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A little dilemma...

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PLZ PLZ HELP!!!

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This is my story...

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it's only getting worse .

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The Irony of Withdrawal

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Great Week

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My life right now

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watch it ;)

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Fear of loneliness

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Write your dd plots

Lets write our plots that we dd here.See More
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Roel replied to Roel's discussion Unexistant And Feared (Varu number 1) in the group Write your dd plots
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Roel replied to Roel's discussion The Freudmachine in the group Write your dd plots
"haha thank you :D Unfortunatly I don't have amazing drawings about it like you have. This daydreamplot is a new one, and so i never have drawn anything from it ever in the past. Drawing something from it might prove to be difficult, because…"
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Klaus S replied to Klaus S's discussion Does anyone do this?
"Also may be the fact that im very overprotective and jealous of my characters what puts me off when it comes to sharing my plots. Is that common, though? Sometimes i fantasize about them being popular and stuff, but then I remember what fandoms do…"
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Klaus S replied to Klaus S's discussion Does anyone do this?
"Errrr... Im not writing anything at the moment, im busy with college and i spend my free time doing mdd-related useless worldbuilding or daydreaming. I can write in English, but it flows better in Spanish, which is my language. I have always been…"
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Richard Quest replied to Roel's discussion Unexistant And Feared (Varu number 1) in the group Write your dd plots
"Wow. The creativity seen here is awesome! I really would like that story translated into english! It sounds so interesting!"
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"Wow this is great! I love the idea! This would make an amazing book someday. The plot is exciting, and very unique. A machine built to disprove god? It's genius! I would love if you had some drawings alongside with this plot! Keep it up!"
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A little dilemma...

As I see, most of the people here don't just daydream. They also wanted to become a writer and to get published someday. I have the same aim and I've been writing all of my life. But recently the flow of ideas suddenly stopped when I was writing the same novel that I've been writing for three years! I don't know what to do and I think I'm having a writers block! It's funny because before I always know what to write next chapter but right now I feel stuck. Stagnant. I really don't know what to…See More
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"Thanks :) I know, It's just that in the end of the day, I have an enormous list of things to write and the most unifnished ones always seem the most interesting. i always switch to other plots that I find more intresting at that moment and…"
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Daydreamers welcome

Most children daydream. Most children have imaginary friends they play out creative scenarios with. Their fantasy world is a simple, joyful distraction from their outer lives. Eventually their outer lives take root, and they grow out of it. Their playful fantasies become unnecessary as they develop more fulfilling relationships. Their fantasy dream world fades into the past as nothing but a wonderful childhood memory. Usually they forget it ever existed.
For some of us............it doesn't, and the consequences can be drastic.

For the past 30 years I've been living in an alternate reality that has completely taken over my life. Instead of fading into the past, it became my reality. The outside world faded & faded, and I've been fighting to reclaim it. Long past the point of being a joyful fantasy, it's become an addiction that I have unlimited access to. I have no self control. I can only distract myself out of it. I'm like an alcoholic with an unlimited supply of booze everywhere I go. When I do it too much I feel sick & dazed, yet I can't stop. I've stepped out into traffic & almost gotten myself killed more times than I can count. I've gotten better & am struggling to find footing in the outside world. In the meantime, I want to reach out.

This condition has a name. It's called Maladaptive Daydreaming, also known as Compulsive Fantasizing. I spent years feeling alone and scared, like I was the only one on the planet that could possibly be going through this. I felt like a freak. I was completely ashamed and scared to death anyone would find out. It's time to end that. We're not freaks. Our brains work differently. Maladaptive Daydreamers (Compulsive Fantasizers) lead unique and enriching lives. We have wondrous gifts and gut-wrenching struggles. For the good and the bad, this condition takes a lot of strength and energy to live with. I refuse to be ashamed, and I don't want anyone else to be either.

I know there are others out there who are experiencing a similar kind of condition. Hopefully they're not experiencing it to the extreme that I have. Either way, let's talk. Perhaps we can find some answers together.

This forum isn't just for Maladaptive Daydreamers (Compulsive Fantasizers). Many disorders do overlap. Feel free to discuss any that you like. Let's keep the dialog going.

One day, I hope we can all stand proud and learn to live the best of both worlds. Once we do, I'm sure we'll feel better off for having had this condition.

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Does anyone do this?

Started by Klaus S. Last reply by Klaus S yesterday. 7 Replies

Hi, I'm new to this forum nice to meet you everyone. English is not my native language so probably i woukd write some things that won't make sense.So, here is my thing: i started daydreaming since i was a child (like 8, 9 years old?) and i started…Continue

I'm nearly out...

Started by Rose. Last reply by Rose yesterday. 2 Replies

Ok, I'm posting this here cause I'm out of options for telling anyone else and I need to get it off my chest.The only one who knew about my DD was my father, and he passed away a few months ago. In the space of him passing on, I also moved into an…Continue

does anyone here not mind their maladaptive daydreaming?

Started by Natasha Mander. Last reply by Rose yesterday. 18 Replies

honestly, i dont mind it. ive had it basically my entire life (i didnt even just daydream like a normal child, the pacing began even when i was six) and ive never had anything traumatic happen to me. it doesnt take that much away from me (maybe 1 hr…Continue

Déjà Vu in Dreams?

Started by Mubashra. Last reply by Water Lily yesterday. 2 Replies

I've only just experienced this, about a couple of times, and I don't know if this is common or not, and I'm not even sure this has anything to do with MDD, but I don't know where else to ask.Have any of you ever felt déjà vu during a dream? Like…Continue

Real simple, yes or no question

Started by John Loveland on Monday. 0 Replies

Does anyone have severe motivational problems with MD?Like not being married/dating, not where your careers is, to thin/fat because you haven't hit the gym?I recently read that daydreaming demotivates people because it gives them unrealistic…Continue

Does Anyone Else Do This?

Started by Desiree Winns. Last reply by Desiree Winns on Monday. 2 Replies

My aunt has MD, but her daydreams don't exactly hinder her social interactions as much as most people would think. Her daydreams seem to focus more on helping her cope with her reality. For instance, when she was younger she was particularly…Continue

Does anyone know?

Started by Adriene. Last reply by Tara Momo on Monday. 487 Replies

Do your friends or family know about your daydreaming? What are their feelings/reactions to it? This is the only place where I can talk about my daydreaming. I've never told anyone and I'd be mortified if my family found out.Continue

Part IV: Curing MD

Started by Eretaia. Last reply by Eretaia on Saturday. 23 Replies

Hey guys. For those who are following my other topic on curing MD, I finally got some spare time to update and elaborate on some things that I thought were missing in the previous posts. I'm posting it here or you can read it directly on the…Continue

Tags: daydreaming, maladaptive, curing

I Miss My Fantasy World...

Started by Audrey. Last reply by Amanda Lewone Aug 26. 6 Replies

I have overcome the majority of my MDD and for the most part it has been a godsend because I've been able to get my life back together. I just wish that when I was as stressed out as I currently am I could take a break and enter that realm. But…Continue

Sickness and MD

Started by Andie S.. Last reply by Eretaia Aug 26. 1 Reply

I've been suffering through a pretty unfortunate cold lately, and I realized something: I can barely daydream when I'm sick. Whether it's the fatigue or just the general foggy-brained feeling that sickness brings, it keeps me from doing anything…Continue

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    Do I have Maladaptive Dayreaming?

    Maladaptive Daydreaming is not an officially recognized condition yet. We’re still learning a lot about it. Here are some of the main symptoms that seem to be emerging:
    • You daydream more often than you think is normal.
    • You’ve built up a character(s) that’s an idealized version of yourself
    • You feel more empowered in your daydreams.
    • You’re starting to enjoy daydreaming better than the real world.
    • Daydreaming is starting to interfere with your day-to-day activities.
    • You might enact some movement, like pacing or moving your hands, (though not everyone does this).

    • Some people make facial expressions, talk, and/or act out their daydreams.  

    It's not all bad...

    Maladaptive Daydreamers have many gifts along with struggles.
    Pros:

    -extreme creativity
    -the ability to think through complex issues on our own
    -the ability to see issues from many perspectives (we can have intense dialogs in our own minds)
    -the ability to think quickly
    -strength. (It takes a lot of strength to live in two worlds at once.)
    -insightful and empathetic
    -loving (Even when no one's around, we still have people to love in our minds.)

    Cons:
    -extreme difficulty concentrating
    -forgetful
    -sluggish. It's hard to be productive when you just want to daydream
    -clumsy and awkward
    -difficulty cultivating or maintaining relationships (This may not apply to everyone, but if your MD starts to progress, you may prefer daydreaming to real interactions)
    -difficulty completing tasks due to desire to constantly stop and daydreaming
    -difficulty reaching certain milestones because of constant desire to stop and daydream.

    What do I DO?

    Well, we're still figuring that out. Since this is so new it's kinda up to us to figure out how to deal with it. I encourage people to try anything they can & want to. If something works, please let us know, so others will benefit.
    -Identifying triggers
    Many people find that
    certain activities
    trigger them to start
    daydreaming.
    Identifying and
    limiting exposure to
    triggers is one way to
    help.
    Common triggers:
    music, tv, books,
    long walks or
    monotonous activity
    -Distraction
    If you feel yourself
    starting to daydream,
    stop and change
    activities. Get up and
    do anything else and
    come back to it when
    you're feeling more
    focused.
    -Getting out in the public
    A lot of times we just
    need to get out of our
    heads for awhile. Go
    out and talk to people.
    -Get up quickly and go to bed tired.
    Many daydream in the
    morning. To avoid
    this, make sure you get
    out of bed the instant
    you wake up.
    To avoid daydreaming
    at night, go to bed
    when you're extremely
    tired.
    -Allow limited daydreaming
    Many of us really
    appreciate the comfort
    of our daydreams and
    don't want to give
    them up.
    Instead, allow
    yourself certain times
    to daydream, and
    force yourself to get
    up and stop when
    your time is up.
    -Find other things you love, and focus on them.
    Don't forget that we
    daydream because we
    love it. It may take
    time and energy to
    focus, but if we can
    make the external
    world more fun, then
    we won't need to
    daydream as much.

    -Meditation

    Another common suggestion that people are saying works for them is meditation.  Some have said it helps them focus, even if it doesn't completely eliminate their MD.  Some have also said that Yoga and meditation help.

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